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Medication Safety

LEAN Principles

Lean is a quality improvement methodology that has been adopted in a variety of healthcare settings.  It relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by combining lean principles to eliminate waste.  Healthcare organizations, mostly hospitals, have adopted a LEAN approach to performance improvement.  More than 10 years ago, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement published an innovation series paper with the intent of promoting the concept of driving out waste, improving efficiency, quality and safety in US hospitals.  While there have been examples of healthcare organizations that have adopted LEAN, there continues to be a lack of understanding of LEAN terminology and concepts across many healthcare organizations.

As such, in collaboration with CMSA (Purdue’s Center for Medication Safety Advancement), below is a list of the two LEAN topic areas that provide a high level, initial introduction into the "world of LEAN":

        •  LEAN Thinking:  The Healthcare Basics

        •  Application of LEAN Principles in Healthcare

Please click this link to register for these activities.  There will be a charge of $10 for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and nurses to obtain CE credit for both LEAN activities - 30 minutes of CE credit for each activity.  No refund may be requested after credit has been awarded.

We hope you take advantage of this informative, educational programming!

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